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Unit: Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself | Lesson Type: Read-Aloud

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1. What are the paintings that Frida Kahlo painted of herself called?

A murals
B landscapes
C still lifes
D self-portraits

2. This book is written as a school report about a famous artist. What does the report
mostly describe?

A the life and art of Diego Rivera


B the life and art of Frida Kahlo
C the life and art of Pablo Picasso
D the life and art of the girl writing the report

3. Frida Kahlos paintings were not always realistic.

What evidence in the book supports this statement?

A One of Fridas paintings shows a man growing out of a tree.


B One of Fridas paintings shows her standing next to Diego Rivera.
C One of Fridas paintings is a portrait of her doctor and good friend, Leo Eloesser.
D One of Fridas paintings is a portrait of herself wearing a velvet dress.

4. Think about the paintings by Frida that you have seen in this book. What is one
reason she may have painted some of them?

A to explain the life cycle of a flower


B to celebrate life in cities such as New York and Detroit
C to express her thoughts and feelings
D to decorate the schools she attended as a child

5. What is the main idea of this book?

A Frida Kahlo married an artist named Diego Rivera who once painted pictures at
her school.
B Frida Kahlo became good friends with Leo Eloesser, a doctor in San Francisco.
C Frida Kahlo was her fathers favorite child because she was more like him than
her sisters were.
D Frida Kahlo was a famous artist whose paintings were creative and sometimes
strange.
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Unit: Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself | Lesson Type: Read-Aloud

6. Read the following sentence from the story: And Frida painted in the studio that
Diego built for her.

What does the word studio mean in this sentence?

A a painting that an artist makes of herself or himself


B a room where an artist works
C a special type of paper made from a wet mixture
D a happy time for remembering family and friends who have died

7. Select the word that best completes the sentence.

Frida said she just painted what she saw, ___________ some of her paintings look like
weird dreams.

A later on
B third
C such as
D yet

8. What is the name of the house that Frida grew up in and later moved back to with Diego?

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Unit: Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself | Lesson Type: Read-Aloud

9. What are some of the things or people that Frida painted? Give at least two examples
from the book.

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10. The narrator often uses the words weird and strange to describe Frida Kahlos art.
Is Frida Kahlos art weird and strange? Support your answer with evidence from the book.

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